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Booster Installation

macOS and Windows Booster install

Basic Booster installers are included with the FileWave downloads. You run the installer from PKG/MSI within the installer set.
The macOS and Windows versions look about the same at install, but the Windows installer allows more features
You can repair a Booster's settings and delete the Booster from within the Windows installer.

  1. Download the newest version from the Downloads pages
  2. Scroll down to macOS or Windows and select the installers
  3. Once downloaded and uncompressed, run the booster installer, select yes, and agree to the license

For both platforms, once you have installed the Booster, you will use the Booster Monitor to set and edit the preferences for that Booster. On your machine that has FileWave Central you should find Booster Monitor in /Applications/FileWave/ on macOS and it will show up in the Start Menu on Windows with the other FileWave applications.

The FileWave Booster executable resides in one of these platform-dependent locations:

Booster Install Locations:
Windows: C:\Program Files\FileWave\fwBooster.exe
macOS, Linux: /usr/local/sbin/fwBooster

Linux Booster install

Download the latest FileWave binaries for Linux on the following Website: Downloads after you decide if you want the appliance or to install on a clean Linux system. We recommend using the appliances since everything is there for you. Just get the Debian system setup with a static IP and then use Booster Monitor to configure it. If you'd like to install the Booster on an existing Linux system then follow the upgrade directions on the Downloads page, and that will install the software. 

Approving Boosters

If your FileWave is version 13.1.0 or greater there are extra certificates and security in place and Booster may need to be approved


See: What is Compatibility Mode? for more information

There are four ways to generate a certificate for a booster.

  1. Select booster(s) in the Booster view → right-click → Create Certificate/Enroll Booster
  2. Select booster(s) in the Booster view → Create Certificate/Enroll Booster (in the button bar)
  3. Select booster(s) in the Booster Details → right-click → Create Certificate/Enroll Booster
  4. Select booster(s) in the Booster Details → Create Certificate/Enroll Booster (in the button bar)


When you delete a booster the server revokes that boosters certificate. Meaning it may show up again but require the certificate approved again.